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FORT WORTH, TX, April 04, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Patients who have had a hernia repaired with a mesh patch should review the latest recall information to see if they are affected, and register for medical monitoring and compensation claims.
The FDA has urged patients determine if they have a Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch that is part of the FDA hernia mesh recall. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a "Class 1" recall of these hernia mesh repair patches because the defect associated with the use or exposure to the Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Large Patch has a reasonable probability to cause serious adverse health consequences, including death, according to the FDA.
Patients can view a complete list of the hernia mesh patches in the recall by going to http://www.lawyersforclients.com/kugel-mesh-patch-2.html or by calling toll free 1-866-374-0338 and requesting a copy of the FDA Recall Notice.
The FDA has advised patients who have been implanted with the recalled "Kugel Patch" to seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms such as unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, tenderness at the implant site or other unusual symptoms.
The Johnson Law Firm, a national law firm representing a large number of patients who have been injured by the Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch, is providing recall information and claims evaluations at no cost to affected patients on their website at http://www.lawyersforclients.com/kugel-mesh-patch-2.html and toll free at 1-866-374-0338.
"The manufacturer of this dangerous and defective device has not only put patients at risk by allowing this device on the market without adequate testing, it has also failed to provide adequate recall information to the patients who were implanted with the device and their doctors after the dangers of the device were well known to the company," according to Johnson Law Firm attorney Steven Johnson.
Many of the surgeons who used the device are concerned that they may wind up as defendants in the lawsuits brought by patients who have been injured by the defective devices. "Our law firm will not sue the surgeons in these cases, they are also victims of this company's inadequate testing and its practice of putting profits before patients' health. Several surgeons have contacted us about helping their patients and we are pleased to do so. The surgeons are blameless in these cases we intend to seek compensation for our clients only from the manufacturer," say attorney Johnson.
The Composix Kugel Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral (incisional) hernias caused by thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The hernia repair mesh is placed behind the hernia defect through a small incision. The patch is then held open by a "memory recoil ring" that allows the patch to be folded for insertion and later spring open and lay flat once it is in place.
The "memory recoil ring" can break under the stress of placement of the large sized products in the intra-abdominal space. This can lead to numerous complications including infections, bowel perforations and/or chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs).
The recently updated FDA Recall Notice and a list of the recalled devices in the hernia patch recall is available at http://www.lawyersforclients.com/kugel-mesh-patch-2.html or patients can call 1-866-374-0338 for a list of the recalled devices and a claims evaluation packet.
The Johnson Law Firm represents clients nationwide who have been injured by defective medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, and asbestos.
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